Cinnamon Rolls

Carolyn has been telling me forever that I could handle making homemade cinnamon rolls from the back of the yeast package at ALDI. Here are hers packages as gifts at Christmas time:

I have always killed yeast when it wasn't inside my bread machine. These went great for a first attempt. Next time I wouldn't squish nearly so many into one pan so they would have more room to expand. I didn't get the picture taken without half already being eaten. I am reprinting the ALDI recipe here with my notes- hope they won't mind.


2 packages Active Dry Yeast (seasonally available at ALDI)
1 T. sugar
1 c. warm water
1/2 c. butter, I softened/melted in microwave - not sure if this was right, but seemed to work
1 T. unsalted salt
7 c. flour
1 c. scaled milk
1/2 c. sugar
4 eggs, well beaten

4 T. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

2 T. unsalted butter, melted
2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. milk - or more


1. Dissolve yeast in water and 1 T. sugar. Set aside to proof.
2. Scald milk. In a large bowl, mix 1/2 c. sugar, salt, butter, and scalded milk. Allow to cool to luke warm.
3. Add 2 cups flour and mix well.
4. Add yeast mixture and beaten eggs. Stir well.
5. Keep adding flour until you have a stiff dough. Mine took about 6 cups before it was ready to knead.
6. Knead dough on a floured surface until it is no longer sticky. I added about another cup of flour as I kneaded.
7. Place in well greased bowl. Flip to grease the top as well. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size. About 60-90 minutes. (A note on yeast and rising- if your house is too cool then you will have trouble getting your dough to rise. Somewhere between 70 and 80* should be good.)
8. Punch down dough and divide in two parts. Roll each part out on a floured surface into an oblong shape.
9. Spread each with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Roll up into a long log.
10. Slice into 1 inch wide rolls and place in a greased pan. Make sure and leave room around each roll to expand and rise.
11. Cover and let rise until doubled.
12. Bake in a 375* oven for 15-20 minutes or until starting to turn golden on edges.
13. While baking, mix together icing ingredients. Drizzle over rolls once cool. 


  1. Just made three batches tonight for my kiddos' teachers and husband's employees!

  2. I’m so glad you posted this, I bought different yeast and wanted to make the Aldi Recipe because they were delicious and so easy... thank you thank you for posting this

  3. I love this Aldi recipe. I havled it because I had one packet of yeast left and it wasn't the packet with the recipe.

    1. I often use only one package and the rolls turn out great! I don't want them too yeasty. They may not rise as much, but they are still delicious!


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